Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Advent calendar fun!!

 Good Afternoon Peeps!!!

I am sorry I have been a bit quiet this week, I have really been struggling with a nasty virus. I thought I was better for a couple of days and then it came back with double doozey strength so today I am feeling a bit tender but a bit more me too!! he he he!!! :)

I have been locked away in my little crafty garage this morning finishing off my advent calendar for my brothers children. I haven't really seen them since the summer holidays so I wanted to send them a little fun advent.

I used some favour boxes I had left over still from my wedding a few years ago as the boxes and cut some petal envelopes from my walk in my garden cart on my cricut for the doors. The little tags are made with the SU jewellery tag punch and the little handles on the doors are gold coloured split pins.

Here's a few of the doors open of the ones I have already managed to fill up........
I have promised myself not to put sweets in all of them.....:) so there are some festive jingley bells and wooden decorations for the tree too. I just have some more bits to make to pop in and then it will be ready to go. Tonight I am going to work on Mo's advent....I better get it done quick!!!!

I am entering my advent in a few challenges they are.....
craft your passion challenge- Tis the season!
totally papercrafts challenge-christmas!
simply create too challenge-all about christmas

Right then, thats me for today. Off to fetch my little squidgy Mo. I was told this morning as I kissed him goodbye at the school gate we are watching Cars 2 together tonight! sounds perfect to me on a cold windy day, snuggles on the settee, pefick!!!

Huge hugs Lou xxx


  1. What a wonderful project!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts.

  2. Hi Wow this is incredible I bet they will love it and I see flying saucers in there lol ! Blast from the past ! Gorgeous papers ! and perfect ! Love it ! Enjoy your movie tonight ! Kitty ;0)

  3. Wow gorgeous project sorry to hear you have not been well and hope you are feeling your normal cheerful self soon
    Hugs louise xx

  4. Wow what a wonderful Advent Calendar,I am sure it will be well received.Thanks for sharing with us at Craft you Passion this week.xxx

  5. Lou: What a great advent calendar! it's so beautiful. why not sweets---Oh, I know --I'd eat every one especially the chocolates, Yum! Glad you could join us at Simply Create Too for our very first challenge, "All About Christmas". Hope to see your entries in ALL our upcoming challenges.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  6. OMG ! What a stunning creation Lou ! This is beautiful ! Gosh you are so talented Sweetie ! Your nephews and nieces will be thrilled to bits ! Hope you will feel better soon Sweetie, take care ! Hugs and love from Catherine

  7. Hi sweets this is gorgeous hun my plan is to make one of these for baby's first crimbo next year......well 2 1 for baby at home & of course 1 for grandma's lol.
    Hope you feel better soon shug & enjoy your movie tonight, nothing better than being snuggled up watching a movie with the kiddo's....my idea of a perfect night hun.

    Lotsa get well hugs Vicky xxx

  8. WOW!! Lou. this is amazing! You're so clever!!xx

  9. Wow what a fab (not so little) project bet the kids love it.
    Fi x

  10. Lovely Advent calendar. What a great idea and pretty papers. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion ‘Tis the Season Challenge this week.
    Cathy Lee

  11. Oh so cute! Love the clever way you used the petal envie. Darling, hon! xxD

  12. Beautiful! And I want one too!!!! Thanks for entering the Simply Create Too Challenge - hope you can join us again next time! Simply Create Too


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